Wheels For The World

Ken in Cuba with Wheels for the World

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 31, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, International, Wheels For The World

KenEarlier this season, my husband served on a Wheels for the World team in Cuba, helping to fit children with disabilities to their new wheelchairs. Before Ken left, I autographed a Spanish Joni book and said to him, "Would you please give this to a little girl in Cuba, and tell her it's from me?" 

A Sister's Faith is Strengthened Through Your Generosity

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 3, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

Christina with her brother her received his first wheelchair from Wheels for the WorldGeovani from Guatemala sitting in his restored wheelchair from Wheels for the World
Christina was at the end of her strength when she arrived at our Wheels for the World outreach in Guatemala. Her back hurt from carrying her 17-year-old disabled brother, Geovani, on the arduous journey. After her father passed away, Christina and her mother labor relentlessly to provide for Geovani. Christina carried Geovani on...

Thank You, Donors!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 21, 2016
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

Thank You DonorsThank you for sending the Good News of the Gospel to people affected by disability! Here at home and across the globe, your faithful prayers and continuing support are sending hope and practical help through Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, and every ministry program at Joni and Friends.

Your Gift of a Wheelchair is Changing Lives!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 12, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Gift of WheelchairYour prayers and support opened the doors to a bright future for a young girl, Lorena, from Cuba. Born with cerebral palsy, Lorena waited 12 years for a wheelchair. This young girl, full of hopes and dreams, knows the daily pain and struggles of living with disability. Lorena’s dream is to become a nurse...

Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 22, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Hope OverflowingFive-year-old Ebenezer was the recipient of the 100,000th wheelchair in 2014 in Ghana. Since February 2015, we’ve delivered some 26,000 wheelchairs with your prayers and support and we’re right on track to meet the goal of sending 100,000 wheelchairs by 2020 through Wheels for the World!

Learn more and watch a video from the day Ebenezer’s life changed forever!

Because of You...Thousands Receive Christ Worldwide!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 16, 2016
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boy receives wheelchairGod is using you to open people’s hearts to the Gospel like never before! The wheelchair and Bible you send change everything. Because of your prayers and faithful support, many children with disabilities will receive Bibles, wheelchairs, and God’s love…the greatest gift of all.

It's Global Outreach Day!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 28, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Global Outreach DayToday, we’re joining millions of brothers and sisters in Christ by celebrating Global Outreach Day! The mission of Global Outreach Day is to build up a network of Christians worldwide, equipping and mobilizing them to share the gospel to the nations. With a Wheels for the World team serving right now in Ghana and an International Family Retreat taking place in China next week, we are reaching people affected by disabilities around the world with the gospel, and equipping them with practical resources such as mobility and disability ministry training!

FedEx Freight Supports in Transporting Wheelchairs

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 23, 2016
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FedEx Freight Supports Joni and Friends in Transporting WheelchairsFedEx Freight is working with Joni and Friends International Disability Center to transport used wheelchairs from local collection sites to correctional facilities where they are restored. Since the beginning of the year, FedEx Freight has transported 1,734 wheelchairs to locations throughout the country for restoration. Joni and Friends then uses container ships to deliver newly reconstructed wheelchairs to countries such as China, Cuba, Ghana, India and Thailand. In these countries, volunteers of Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World outreach ministry fit each wheelchair to the recipient’s individual needs and provide training in its use and upkeep. Joni and Friends collects more than 10,000 wheelchairs each year...

We Need You!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 14, 2016
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

We Need You: National Volunteer Week
It’s National Volunteer Week! At Joni and Friends, volunteers are at the heart and soul of all we do together to provide help and hope to people living with disability. They are lovers of Jesus, hard workers, people of prayer, and true visionaries – they understand that their contributions have a huge impact on people with disabilities and their families. If you’d like to get involved, we invite you to celebrate National Volunteer Week by signing up to serve at Family Retreat, International Family...

Hope Overflowing: 100,000 Wheelchairs by 2020

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 20, 2016
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Ebenezer receiving a wheelchair from Wheels for the World in GhanaLast February, we announced our groundbreaking Wheels for the World initiative: Hope Overflowing 100,000 by 2020. We are pleased to announce that we are on track to reach our 2016 goal of 14,500 wheel­chairs. Yes, the Lord has helped us! That is why we have every reason to rejoice and move out courageously, knowing He will help us as we work to deliver 100,000 wheelchairs by the year 2020! This is a huge goal, a God-sized vision! We have put our faith in the Lord that together, we’ll provide 14,500 wheelchairs to people with disabilities this year. With each wheelchair, we’ll share the Gospel message that turns hopelessness to hope over­flowing. But the need is great. There are thousands of little children and adults in developing countries that need a wheelchair and the Gospel message of Jesus Christ that brings hope to those in despair. We hear them. We see them. You can help today!

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